Eleanor Harz Jorden (1920-2009) was the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of Linguistics, Emerita, Cornell University. Mari Noda is professor of Japanese at Ohio State University. Masayuki Itomitsu is associate professor of Japanese at Linfield College. Ginger Marcus is professor of the practice of Japanese language at Washington University in St. Louis.
Japanese: The Written Language provides an impressive array of purposeful, socially meaningful reading and writing activities that enable learners to use Japanese in personal and professional settings. This text fosters awareness of Japanese communicative behavior. --Teppei Kiyosue, Ohio State University The authors considered all aspects of teaching and learning the written Japanese language. Throughout the textbook and workbook, one sees their solid philosophy of reading and writing. --Sachiko Howard, University of Pittsburgh